Art Therapy Association of Vermont





The Art Therapy Association of Vermont (A.T.A.V.) was formed in 1998. Although the majority of members reside in Vermont, colleagues from nearby regions (New Hampshire, New York, and Canada) have joined the association.

We are an Affiliate Chapter of the American Art Therapy Association (A.A.T.A.). The purpose of ATAV is to support and work in conjunction with AATA towards the provision of educational opportunities within the field of Art Therapy for members of the general public as well as Art Therapy professionals; the promotion of public awareness of the field of Art Therapy, the progressive development of the therapeutic use of art; the advancement of research and standards of clinical practice; the maintenance of criteria for training future art therapists in diagnositic and therapeutic techniques; the provision of appropriate vehicles for the exchange of information with colleagues and the general public; the coordination of the therapeutic use of art in institutional or private practice settings; and the awarding of scholarships.
(ATAV bylaws adopted 7/20/2002)

 ATR-BC Licnesure Update

Dear interested parties:
The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation is holding a public hearing on the proposed regulation of Art Therapists, on November 19, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at the Office of Professional Regulation, 89 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Montpelier, VT, 05620-3402. Anyone is welcome to come provide testimony.
Art Therapists seek state regulation of their profession by licensure. Pursuant to 26 V.S.A. § 3105(d), the Office of Professional Regulation is required to prepare a preliminary assessment of whether their request for regulation meets the criteria set forth in 26 V.S.A. § 3105(a).
Their application and our preliminary assessment will address whether: “(1) it can be demonstrated that the unregulated practice of the art therapists can clearly harm or endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the public, and the potential for the harm is recognizable and not remote or speculative; (2) the public can reasonably be expected to benefit from an assurance of initial and continuing professional ability; and (3) the public cannot be effectively protected by other means.” See, 26 V.S.A. Chapter 57 for a full explanation of Vermont law and policy on regulation of professions.
A copy of the Art Therapists Application for Preliminary Sunrise Review is available at the following link:
If you cannot attend and still want to provide comments on the proposed rules, you can mail your comments to my attention at the USPS address above or email:
Peter Comart
Licensing Administrator

See the events page for more info!

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